View Full Version : Skor vs. Heath

The Mad Monk
04-10-2013, 20:32:27
Both chocolate covered toffee, both 39 grams, both made by Hershey.

The main difference is the palm oil used in addition to butter in the Heath bar, which apparently gives it an additional gram of fat and 10 more calories.

The toffee in the Skor bar is of a darker color, and slighly harder. the chocolate coating also appears to be a tad thicker, and the toffee a tad thinner.

04-10-2013, 20:48:44
Skor is also just a tiny bit bitter. No preference, really. :)

04-10-2013, 21:40:10
Ghiradelli dark chocolate covered salted caramel!

07-10-2013, 06:12:59
No - I am pretty sure that one is neither Skor nor Heath.

For me it is Skor, if only because Hershey cannot be bothered to export Heath up here.

The Mad Monk
07-10-2013, 16:31:40
It is a more northern name.

07-10-2013, 16:38:06
We don't have either of them.

I remember when Venom forced* us to try some Hershey chocolate in New York. Disgusting, what is that nasty chemical aftertaste?

* he told us not to try it because we'd hate it. Reverse psychology!

The Mad Monk
07-10-2013, 16:45:03
The Hershey Process milk chocolate used in these bars is cheaper to make than other types of chocolate as it is less sensitive to the freshness of the milk. The process was developed by Milton Hershey and was the first mass-produced chocolate in the United States. As a result, the Hershey flavor is widely recognized in the United States and Canada, but less so internationally, in particular in areas where European chocolates are more widely available. The process is a trade secret, but experts speculate that the milk is partially lipolyzed, producing butyric acid, which stabilizes the milk from further fermentation. This compound gives the product a particular sour, "tangy" taste, to which the US public has become accustomed, to the point that other manufacturers often add butyric acid to their milk chocolates.[1] The American bar's taste profile was not as popular with the Canadian public, leading Hershey to introduce a reformulated Canadian bar in 1983.[2] The company describes the revised Canadian formulation as a "creamier, smoother, lighter coloured and milder flavoured product more suitable to Canadian taste".


07-10-2013, 17:01:49
Not all Americans like Hershey. I think it tastes like vomit...kinda like a Budweiser tastes bad. Gimmie a nice microbrew and Green & Black fair trade choco :D

I don't like peanut butter either, I guess I'll be thrown out of the US soon.

07-10-2013, 19:33:18
They're installing catapults near the border fences as we speak. They hired contractors to do it so there's no furlough delay.